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remarks from democrats and even some republicans feel was a major mistake. accusing president obama of making americans dependent on government. also, giving a chance to hit back. president obama holds his fire. we're digging into what his strategy might be. and just off the assembly line our brand new poll from one of the states that potentially could decide the presidential election. john king is on the ground in michigan with the latest numbers. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the brand new counteroffensive mitt romney's launching only 48 days before the presidential election. instead of trying to explain away his secretly videotaped complaint that the 47% of u.s. voters who support president obama are dependent on government, romney's trying to turn the controversy to his political advantage. our national political correspondent jim acosta is covering romney's latest stop in atlanta. >> reporter: wolf, mitt romney is now owning his message that too many americans are dependent on the government. he's trying to parlay a gift he received from th
job to worry about those people. president obama released his comments on an appearance with "the tonight show with david letterman." >> one of the things i have learned as president is you represent the entire country. and when i meet with republicans as i'm traveling around the country, they are hard-working family people who care deeply about this country and my expectation is that if you want to be president, you have to work for everybody, not just for some. >> now romney is not apologizing for what he said, just how he said it. >> i recognize that those people who are not paying income tax are going to say, gosh, this provision of what mitt keeps talking about, lowering income taxes is not attractive to them. and those dependent on government and those who think government's job is to redistribute, i'm not going to get them. >> and the damage control continues this morning in addition to wusa today, mitt romney wrote an op-ed to try to clarify his comments more on dependency saying the dreamers and the entrepreneurs, not the government, built this economy and they can once a
/wall street journal poll shows just 41% of independent voters approve of president obama's handling of foreign policy. that is a significant drop, 12 points, there just last month. -- from just last month. fox news digital politics editor chris stirewalt joins us right now. and so the president is doing well in many of these head-to-head matchups including the nbc poll, and yet when you ask that -- that's the overall number i'm talking about -- but when you ask independent voters how they feel he's doing on foreign policy, it appears the events of the past couple of weeks have had some impact. >> very clearly. and here's the deal, megyn, we talked about this at the time that trying to get a grasp on what the political implications of something this large, this complicated and this far-ranging are very difficult in the moments immediately after the death, the killing of the ambassador. and immediately as these protests were starting. now we have a good poll, a quality poll to measure how the president's doing on foreign policy since then, and the answer is poorly. though the original assessment
and is rally flags and burned in effigy, president obama. all the while calling for complete shutdown of all businesses and government offices. in afghanistan a suicide bomber killing at least 12 people after debt it thatting a car filled with explosives, next to a bus full of foreigners. afghan insurgent group claimed responsibility for that attack calling it a response to the anti-islam online video. the u.s. military suspending most joint field operations with afghan forces. that after a number of insider attacks by the very men our forces are there to train. afghan soldiers killing 51 nato troops this year alone, more than the past two years combined. meanwhile the united states government backing away from the spontaneous attack description by the administration's spokesmen and spokespersons over the past week about events in libya, events that led to the murder of ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans. fox news has confirmed from an intelligence source on the ground in benghazi that there was no significant or sizable demonstration of any kind in benghazi when the at
challenger are going after each other on two online clips. romney camp is hammering president obama on video on youtube where the president said in 1998 that he supported "the redistribution of some resources at some level." today, governor romney said that in contrast, he wants to help americans create wealth. here are the comments from president obama that turned up. >> the trick is figuring out, how do we structure government systems that pool resources and, hence, facilitate redistribution because i believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level, to make sure that everybody has a shot. >>shepard: president obama has responded to a video that turned up on "mother jones" website showing governor romney telling donors the 47 percent of american whose support president obama "believe they are victims and pay no income tax." the obama camp has released an ad showing people reacting negatively to form's comments. yesterday, president obama told david letterman that as commander in chief he has to represent the entire country, not just part of it. here is some of the video where governo
a recording from president obama's past is also getting some attention. the then state lawmaker in this video talks about spreading the wealth. >> i think the trib is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because i actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level, to make sure that everybody's got a shot. martha: raises a lot of philosophical questions about the differences in this campaign. chief political correspondent carl cameron riding the bus with the romney campaign. and he is live from dallas on the way to the airport this morning. good morning, carl, how is all this playing out? >> reporter: well, for republicans, martha they see this something of a rhetorical gold mine opportunity. when you listen to what the president said back when he was a state senator in illinois in 1998 he said structure government, pool resources and redistribute wealth. that to republicans is proof what they have been alleging since the obama administration started, that in effect, the president is trying to completely
, the candidates try to use their rivals' words to gain an advantage. [cheers] >> we heard then state senator obama talking about redistribution of wealth. >> mitt romney and i are not running to redistribute the wealth. mitt romney and i are running to help americans create wealth. [cheers] >> and governor romney saying nearly half of americans believe they are victims. >> the president certainly doesn't think that men and women on social security are irresponsible or victims. >> shepard: tonight, how the candidates are trying to capitalize on their opponent's own words. plus, did jesus christ have a wife? tonight, a harvard professor says this ancient scrap of papyrus may help settle the debate. some scholars are skeptical. first from fox this wednesday night, governor mitt romney says he does have plans to help the poor and the middle class the white house says president obama does not want to steal from the rich. but tonight each camp is still trying to use the other guy's words against him. a super pac that supports the president is running a new ad based on this comment from governor romney a
for obama because they rely on government handouts. >> i recognize that those people who are not paying income tax are going to say, gosh, this provision that mitt keeps talking about, lowering income taxes, that's not going to be real attractive to them. and those that are dependent upon government and those who think government's job is to redistribute, i'm not going to get them. >> jim acosta spent the day with the romney campaign. he joins us by phone from dallas. hello, jim. romney is now turning the tables, forcing the obama campaign to explain a 1998 videotape. tell us about that. >> reporter: that's right, carol. what we're hearing right now from the romney campaign is that what they're doing is not running from what he said in those tapes that were released by mother jones. he's really embracing that message. you heard some of this yesterday in the speech that he gave at this fund-raiser in dallas, going after the president on this newly leaked audio that showed up on the report yesterday in which the president talks about redistribution of wealth. let's first play that audio t
romney at a fund-raiser today. some audiotape of the president has mr. obama saying he believes in redistribution of wealth. big-time reaction and fallout from that. >>> more anti-american protests in the middle east as the white house seems open to other explanationing for last week's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> the end of an era. the space shuttle endeavour taking to the skies for its final journey. those storiesries and breaking news "happening now." jon: we welcome you to this wednesday edition of "happening now." a new battle of the tapes in the race for the white house. i'm jon scott. jenna: a battle of the tapes? not home video. different sort of tapes. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. as governor romney stands squarely behind the secretly recorded comments that 47% of voters are dependent on the government. the president is dealing with his own words on tape coming back to haunt him, back from way back in 1998. he was then state senator obama, talking about spreading the wealth. take a listen. >> i think the trick is figuring out how do we structure go
looking for votes in virginia where a new poll of likely voters shows president obama leading romney by four points. he's also up by six points in wisconsin and a point in colorado. paul ryan pointed to remarks the president made when he was in illinois state senator. >> president obama said that he believes in redistribution. mitt romney and i are not running to redistribute their wealth. >> the white house says republicans are bringing up a 14-year-old tape to divert attention away from romney to own comments. >> this is where our campaign is having a very bad day or very bad week. in circumstances like that, there are efforts made, sometimes desperate efforts made to change the subject. >> on capitol hill, democrats were having a field day with romney's caught on tape moment. >> his comments just show how out of touch he is with america. >> the president and mitt romney will meet in colorado in just two weeks for their first debate. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> we can hardly wait for that. this evening, romney making his cay to latino voters. he'll par
in the middle east this past week. the condemnation of obama has been swift and furious >> this leading from behind obama doctrine is up in flames >> terrorists believe they can attack our embassy with impunity, they believe the killr ambassador and there will be no response >> how much longer can we afford to spill our blood and treasure trying to, quote unquote, promote democracy in places that do not have any values for civilized society. >> jon: yes. democracy promotion is wrong. that's a somewhat isolationist position, ex-governor palin. does anyone see our role in the world differently? yes, you 2008 still governor palin >> i see our role in the world as one of being a force for good, to help these rising smaller democratic countries that are just, you know, they're putting themselves on the map right now >> jon: what a bold freedom agenda. it's a little bit naive. i mean, think of the blow-back >> egyptians elected a muslim brotheredhood member to head their country. let's not forget. this is very first place in the middle east that president obama promised to bring, quote democracy t
the obama administration punish makers of the film, calms innocence of muslims. egypt has issued arrest warrants for 8 people involved in the film. thousands of muslims have been protesting in cairo for the pass week over the film. the warrants are symbolic since the 8 people are reportedly living outside of egypt and unlikely to travel there to face charges. the charges may actually be an attempt to curb the anger over the film. >>> and happening now, congress is receiving an update on threats to homeland security. senator joe lieberman is talking now. this is a live picture from the senate hearing. witnesses today include homeland security secretary jeanette napolitano. -- janet napolitano. she will speak about the progress made on various suburb it was, including programs to stop terrorists like the 9/11 high-jackers: the wife of mitt romney talking about her husband's controversial statements that were secretly recorded. >> it's unfortunate when something gets misinterpreted like this, because if you listen to everything he does say, he is talking where, what we're facing in americ
to bring on our side, they all voted for barack obama four years ago. because they voted for him they don't want to be told they were wrong. that he's a bad guy. that he does bad things and he's corrupt. those people that we have to get, they want to believe they did the right thing. that he wasn't up to the task. so the things that animate us are not the things that animate them and the best success i have is speaking with those people is saying you know, the president has been a disappointment. he told us he would keep unemployment below 8%. it hasn't been below 8% yet. 50% of students out of school -- 50% of the kid in high school in the 50 largest cities won't graduate from high school. what are they going to do. these are the kinds of things that i can say to that audience that they nod their head and say yeah right. >> eliot: a lot of republicans are saying romney is not right. "new york times" conservative columnist david brooks compared romney in his headline to thurston howell iii the clueless millionaire in t
opposition leader, aung san suu kyi, is on her way to the u.s.. she is on our way to meet president obama and receive one of the nation's highest civilian honor. she was under house arrest in burma when she was originally awarded the congressional gold medal back in 2008. >> the u.s. space shuttle endeavor is on route to retire at a california museum. its spending night in houston, texas, after taking off from florida. it will finish its journey in los angeles where it will permanently go on display. >> arctic ice has melted to a record low. scientists say summarize at the north pole is the thinnest it has ever been since satellite data collection began. researchers warn the decline will trigger more extreme global weather. many put it down to man-made global warming. >> unfortunate. >> with all of the attention on the eurozone crisis and questions about a future for the european project tummy may be surprised european union is moving ahead with expanding. >> croatia is set to join the european union next july and has been making moves to meet the necessary requirements. this week, the go
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